Anywazyz, I was late because I had to work on this for a certain amount of time-->
Breaking the Habits
No makeup, creams, even moisturizers for a week. I have decided to give my face a healthy break from anything that could be pore-clogging, damaging in any way, or even just unnecessary.
I have a few acne scars on my forehead I’d like to get rid of, which will not happen with concealers and ANY kind of foundation, even if it was Estée Lauder, specifically the Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25, which claims to better your skin, giving it firmness, brightness, hydration, medium to full coverage not only while you wear it, but also after 4 weeks, these things will be showing up on your skin naturally.
How I planned it out:
I will only drink lots of water (not the detoxes and shakes that are supposed to improve my naked face) and put on my dermatologist-prescribed tretinoin cream at night, no masks no nothing, just to see where my real problems are. The only thing tretinoin can really do is just kill out acne, so….Maybe going a week with no moisturizer will bring out The Flakes, and however funny and embarrassing and hideous that sounds, it’s better for me that I finally resolve this than make it worse in the long run.
The only thing that’ll keep me tamed and sane through this little rehabilitation is a tiny promise at the back of my mind that I will be spa-ing with my mom, friends, and their moms at the end of this supposedly long week.
So just give yourself a treat or anything to look up to, if you’d ever like to make this noble commitment. A spa date would be the best since your preserving the little healthy break you gave yourself, like it won’t be wasted in the end. You really want your hard work to pay off, by the way. So also go to your appointment with no makeup, sunblock, or if you have to protect your skin that day, just take it off -thoroughly- once you get there.
And here’s how it went! ;o)
I HATE under-eye circles, why can’t I just stay up all night on Netflix and wake up like Barbie?!?!? But oh, life. Yeah I just literally sighed Oh, life. But I’ll be the bigger person and I WON’T cover them up! (I usually only curl my lashes and put on some eos and concealer in my mornings either way - also, some moisturizer - , since I’m not exactly a put-all-sorts-of-things-on-ma-face-and-transform/resculpt-my-look-every-time-I-stare-deeply-in-the-mirror type of guru.) But anyway, I think I feel so breathy without any concealer. I feel bad for y’all who put on The Foundation(s) every single day.
The tiny dry spot on my left cheek is itching without a moisturizer though, so I slathered on a baby dot of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, which, in it’s great ways, is the perfect thing for right now since it is non-comedogenic.
Like I don’t understand how you spend a portion of your years getting depressed over acne (which makes it worse, because one of the main causes of it is stress) so it eventually somehow and thankfully finally leaves! BUT it leaves...a scar.
WHYYYYYY?!?!?!? must nature be the most evil thing we have to discover right before our coming-of-age as little lost creatures in this world? I have counted them, 7, and they’re barely visible as little dark dots, but I WILL definitely not let a piece of my bitchness/dramaqueen go to waste during this situation. I should let my ungratefulness shine (well, I’ve seen much worse conditions on other beauty people)....
And while I did say I could use my tretinoin this week, I still never even use it every day, because that would be getting your face used to (and during some point, addicted and dependent on) very harsh chemicals. Shiver.
I only permit myself to rub it on every other day, (that also lets it work it’s magic) and yesterday was one, so technically, today’s a no for that.
Haven't I wrote more than enough for today? Anyway I drank two bottles of water (not in a row, since you won’t get any benefits that way, but the toilet will...sortah) and I should see a clearer canvas tomorrow….?
It worked!!! Water and anti-concealerness worked! My face looks much less detailed if you know what I mean. Like you can’t tell I have pores, everything is smooth, and even. I’m excited for keeping this up today!
Drank 3 bottles of water and did not even need my Cetaphil. And today’s a day for tretinoin, so my face really should impress me tomorrow morning. (DO NOT put tretinoin on your whole face ever. Just a baby lil bit on the ugly places, because it dries up whatever it touches. You don’t want your whole face peeling off the next morning)
And I feel so bored with myself (not really being able to see much people in this state, so I am locked up in my closet room for like right now - thank god I have a TV in here). So much so that I almost forgot that I’m allowed to do things to my body and hair (no, I did wax, just limited the amount of balms and lotion that go on my legs, elbows, etc) so today I’m doing a special hair mask! I’ll post about the how-to tomorrow, stay tuned! Also, I might have a bath around 8 pm, and if I do, I want to try this new cutie I recently hauled from Lush:
What’s in a name? When it comes to the Sex Bomb we take the moniker seriously. A must for any romantic bath, our world famous sphere of sex appeal contains all of Nature’s most potent and seductive ingredients to get you in the mood for a good… bath. Scintillating jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs that are known to relax you as they warm your heart, and other body parts too. Soya milk makes the water milky, softening your entire body as you enjoy a luxurious soak with our best-selling Bath Bomb. Consider yourself warned.
That-Too-Faced-really-amazing-mascara-to-the-point-where-it’s-”better”-than-a-certain-enjoyable-physical-thing ish. Or that NARS Orgasm collection??
I’m sure I’d much prefer a more story-earned name like the timeless Chanel perfume, No. 5
GUESS FREAKING WHAT.
Did I really need a zit? This week? It’s because of my period, which will TOTALLY without a doubt brighten up my mood and help while I suffer through this beauty therapy thing.
If I take care of that zit officially (on the bridge of my nose, bright pink and deliciously round), then everything will be ruined, since I did promise no masks, creams….I could literally cuss in the mirror right now, but let’s handle this goodly.
So first, I’m not sure I can use my Clarisonic on it, who knows if that will pop it or whatever (I don’t exactly have a blemish-and-acne-banishing-Clarisonic), and I can’t put on my GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment, even though it won’t ruin anything, it’ll actually improve, but I want to really see where my face goes after this “natural” route.
So this is where my cravings start to kick in, and my face, after this week, should be damned for good. You guys know that what you eat is basically how want your face to look. Chips, chocolate are like blemish-magnets, and more organic nutritious things are like the facial Lysol if you dig. But I have no choice but to make my way to Kroger right now, pick up 4 party-size Salt and Vinegar LAYS bags, brownies of every imaginable kind, a fattening plate of cheescake - who else hears that Ahhhhhhhhhh opera voice that comes on during Spongebob and other animations when they present The Item? And pray for me that no one I know sees me without me covering my juicy zit (I had to do some lash curling and eos, but that’s okay)
So I’m home, obviously today I can’t drink water while my dad keeps asking who wants coke, and I can say no this everyday, but you guys understand….
By the end of the day, I felt like, I dunno a hobo? A someone who knows none but Ugly Betty and calories for a whole 8 hours...Ewwey.
I ate nothing but proper food today, walked on the treadmill (running fast while blood is gushing out of your body is never a good idea). Watched some more Ugly Betty while preparing future blog posts. Drank a bottle of water but then felt like I’m about to barf it all out so I felt, enough water for today.
Being a girl is difficult, but its very worth it. Guys can easily have great skin and they can turn a box of pizza into fresh abs in a few hour’s worth of work, but they will never be as fun as ma homies. Guys can’t understand why we laugh at certain things, what we like to do…. It’s funner being a moi.
But hopefully tomorrow will be better….
My week is almost up and I haven't been able to score any major progress….today I drank 4 bottles, realized I forgot to use my tretinoin on Day 4, which was Wednesday, so I used that today, and a bit of Cetaphil, nothing else.
My family just had a little grilling party in the middle of the night, which caused our neighbor to get out and complain that we were all talking too loudly….Let’s just say my dad put him in his place, or somewhere next to that, definitely off the frow….
But staying up late and being stuffed with two burgers, four kabobs, and who know what is not not not not good for anything! My belly will be bloated tomorrow, since we digest slower after dark, and welcome back dark under-eye circles.
Ugh. I will never be successful in life. My little trip to the spa today will definitely not be great. I won’t be very happy, I did not reach my goal. Some of my forehead scars are clear, but the nose one is just smaller. I feel like there was no point trying this and I could have just continued to put on my usual “makeup”, which, now that I come to consider it, wasn't so much of a “damaging” process and I’m much better off doing my fancy masks and having some fun. I can’t wait to go back to being a cray shopper and telling my friend, who I only see during his shift at Forever 21, how this was.
As for the giveaway I announced last post, I’m still gathering up cute items to give you guys, and they (pics of them) should be up by the next two weeks. And if you guys want me to pick a winner on Christmas, which I would be so happy to do, comment down below or tweet me!